Mike | Owner
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Gayle | Owner Stylist
Gayle started out in the beauty industry in a Lafayette salon but quickly put her sights on the fashion industry in California. She moved to Los Angeles and began working as a stylist for television. While there, she also began modeling for Wilhelmina and gained connections in the advertising community of LA. She sharpened her skills for fashion and style in LA. and took her knowledge of advertising styling to the east coast. She moved to South Carolina and worked on a production set focusing on wardrobes, makeup, and hair. She learned even more about fashion personalities and hair styling while in show business.
Gayle then was given the opportunity to work for Oschner in their Image Center. This is where she learned just how much she enjoyed giving back. While at Oschner she worked side by side with the plastic surgery, oncology, dermatology, and infectious disease departments. Gayle handled all the makeovers and was trained in San Fransisco on Camouflage Therapy for burn survivors and the transformative line of skin care-Obagi. Gayle then built a salon in her home so she she could be closer to her growing family. From there she was encouraged by her husband to open a salon and mentor young stylists.On a trip to California Gayle fell in love with the blow out concept and shortly thereafter Air opened as the first of its kind in Louisiana. The rest is history. Gayle currently specializes in cuts and color at Air however she spends majority of her time coaching other stylists.
Rebecca | Hair Stylist
Rebecca began her beauty career behind the front desk of a salon but quickly saw that her place would be behind the chair. She saw the opportunity to meet all types of people from all walks of life and the chance to have complete creativity in her work. She decided cosmetology was for her and attended Paul Mitchell and began her love affair with all things beauty. Rebecca specializes in cut and color where she enjoys a more natural and healthy approach to hair design.
Nicole | Stylist
Born and raised in Chicago Nicole brings a natural and chic style to the salon. She is extremely creative and always knew she would end up in the beauty world. Nicole is an Airstyle trainer and works with all new hires through our education program. Her clients love her natural approach and her belief that healthy hair is beautiful hair. She is working on her Bachelors of Science in Alternative Medicine and loves learning more about how the body. Nicole's best day is when she can help a Bride feel her very best and allow her inner beauty to match her outer beauty!
Carrie | Stylist
Carrie provides services in haircuts, highlighting, balayage, hair extensions, evolve hair system, and styling. Her first love however was makeup. She has years of experience creating volume, thickness, and length using hair extensions and is certified in Evolve Volumizers and Extensions. Carrie has a true love and passion for women suffering hair loss. She works her magic to allow women to feel like themselves again and finds no greater joy then seeing them smile. Carrie's only wish is to make sure every client that sits in her chair receives the best experience they have ever had in any salon.
Maddie | Stylist
Maddie is a Covington native who has true natural talent! She followed her dreams of being a stylist who travels the world by starting out in a salon. When Maddie is your stylist, she will address all of your hair styling concerns and needs, as well as teaches you how to maintain your best look at home. An appointment with Maddie is definitely an educational experience because she enjoys education so much. She also loves to paint, play music, and even delves into a little photography. Maddie is definitely an all around artsy girl who brings her eye for color to the table.
Gina | Stylist
Gina who comes to us from the "bottom of the boot" Buras, Louisiana brings talent and honesty to the Mandeville area! She focuses on her health and always puts her guest's health first as well. She has pursued training to learn techniques for keeping hair healthy while making it beautiful! Her favorite moment at Air was when a guest of her's felt sensation in her legs while Gina was massaging her scalp at the shampoo bowl. This was an incredible moment for her guest and Gina becuase her guest suffered with neuropathy! That day confirmed her belief that she was meant to be in this industry providing services like this and changing people's lives.
Madison | Stylist
From a young age, Madison knew Cosmetology was for her. She was always the one, among her fiends, doing everyones hair and makeup. Because of this, her passion became obvious to her pretty quickly. While attending Aveda she was a part of the Full Potential team and to this day, she helps with The Miracle League. Being in the service industry gives her the opportunity make people feel beautiful, confident and encouraged. Madison's ultimate goal is to travel the world and having the opportunity to teach other hungry artists.
Kristy | Stylist
Kristy's first job was in a large salon in Ohio. She loves being in a salon environment and seeing the transformation of her guests. Having the opportunity to make someone feel better is one of her favorite things about serving her guests. Kristy's life goals is to make a difference, whether big or small. Her career goal is to be a successful hairstylist that continues to learn and grow from continuing education classes, experiences and the talented hairstylists she works with everyday. Kristy's training includes: Tony & Guy, Aveda, Redken, Wella, Vidal Sassoon, Kerastase haircutting, Brazilian Blowouts and Lanza Haircutting.
Lisa | Stylist
Lisa is an enthusiastic, life giving and diligent worker who has been in the industry for over 25 years. In college, while working as a receptionist in a salon, she came to realize that she desired to make people look and feel better about themselves. What Lisa loves most about her job is that she gets the privilege to lift people up during each appointment. She has the unique opportunity to talk with people, as well as to listen to their stories. Not only does she love making her guests feel better on the outside, but she is also able to really touch their heart as well. Lisa's main goal is to add life and love to each guest that she is privileged to serve. She strives to give her best to each and every guest and coworker, and to be an example of hard work and determination. Her desire is to be a light in a hurting world and to bring hope and encouragement to those around her!
Brandy | Stylist
Brandy has always loved bringing joy to her friends and family which is why she is a perfect fit for Air's team. She fell in love with all things beauty while watching her Aunt perform cuts and colors through the 80's and 90's and pursued her career in Cosmetology after high school. She has a kind spirit and is open to learning every day from her peers. Brandy has furthered her education with multiple Kerastase, makeup and updo classes.
Diana | Stylist
Diana always did her sisters and friends hair for plays, proms, and everything in-between and LOVED it! Since then, her love never went away so she decided to make a career of it. She won a scholarship to the Aveda Institute in Covington and within a year graduated. Diana loves that everyday is different behind the chair, and finds it a privilege to have the opportunity to make someone feel great about themselves. The fact that she can impact a change in someone's life is priceless to her. Diana's mentality is to "always do what you love and love what you do!"
Taylor | Stylist
Taylor has always been drawn to the Cosmetology world. What she loves most about this industry is that it provides constant opportunities to grow, paired with continuing education. Her goal is to build a clientele to enable her to use her creativity. Taylor loves the ability to hear her guest's needs, use her creativity to accomplish it and ultimately making them feel good. One of Taylor's main focuses is to serve her guest's to her fullest and giving them the best experience possible.
Desireé | Stylist
Desireé is a creative, dedicated and caring person. She loves making people feel good and from that, seeing their smiles and confidence shine through! She has always had a love and passion for makeup, but it wasn't until recent that she discovered this was her forever job and what she was meant to be doing. She has always wanted to be an artist and loves to paint. Desireé truly believes that stylists are artists...they just work with a different kind of canvas.
Kristen | Stylist
Kristen has wanted to be a stylists for as long as she can remember, so much so that every doll she owned always had a new style, thanks to her. While growing up, she would see her friends and family receive hair services and loved seeing their smiles and boost of confidence. This instilled in her the desire to be the person who puts smiles on their faces, and many others. Now she is fully living her dream as a stylist. Kristen's goal is to thrive and make as many people as she can feel beautiful and put a smile on their face. She desires to make a difference in their lives not just with beauty. Through her dedication, creativity and attentiveness, Kristen wants nothing more than to build a clientele that she can help them achieve their beauty goals and offer support in any way she can!
Lindsay | Stylist
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Courtney | Stylist
Courtney grew up in a salon environment, being that her Grandmaw was a stylist. It was then that noticed and began to love the connection and impact a stylist can have on a guest. She chose this career because she wants to make an impact on people's lives. Courtney's goal is to make every guest she encounters to feel beautiful and confident. She wants to build a clientele that she has relationships with and has built lifetime connections with.
Kaitlin Hoggatt | Stylist
Upon graduating high school, Kaitlin tried college, but not long into it realized that her passion for hair hadn't gone away. She then decided to attend Aveda to get her hairstylist license. Kaitlin's love for hair is non stop. She enjoys expanding her knowledge of this industry whenever she gets the chance. The ability to impact people's lives and self esteem is something she doesn't take lightly. Hearing a guest's excitement of their transformation is one of her favorite things. One of Kaitlin's goals is to build a clientele that she can impact and always have fun!
Cayla | Stylist
Cayla’s fun spirit is almost as big as her talent! Every guest always has the best day ever when sitting in Cayla’s chair! Her fun loving ways plus her drive to continue to create better and better work are some of the reasons she fits right in at Air. Cayla loves the opportunity cosmetology gives for serving others and giving her daughter a wonderful life. Cayla truly never stops and she is currently pursuing certification in extensions, micro-blading, and Keratin straightening.
Ashley | Esthetician
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Travis | Salon Director
With his Cosmetology background, and heart for people, Travis fits into the Salon Director role perfectly. After more than 19 proud years of service in the United States Marine Corps, he is honored to be back to his primary interest of his youth, the cosmetology world! Travis is a born people-person so this profession allows him to interact with and provide service to many different types of people. The best day of his career has been the day he was able to bring joy to a guest who had recently lost her father. As you can tell, Travis has a heart of gold and being able to combine his creativity and managerial skills is a bonus!
Beverly | General Manager